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A PODCAST FOR ARCADE LOVERS. From the owners of 100+ arcade and pinball cabinets, and the proprietors of a real-life arcade comes PODOUKEN, a brand new podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of video arcade games, and explores the history, story, strategy, art, music, restoration, preservation and fun of arcade games.

Podouken Laser Time

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    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

A PODCAST FOR ARCADE LOVERS. From the owners of 100+ arcade and pinball cabinets, and the proprietors of a real-life arcade comes PODOUKEN, a brand new podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of video arcade games, and explores the history, story, strategy, art, music, restoration, preservation and fun of arcade games.

    Daytona USA – Episode 042

    Daytona USA – Episode 042

    The hosts let loose with their inner Florida Man to discuss the quintessential Florida game – Daytona USA. Let’s go away to the land of alligators, bath salts, and bike weeks and explore how Sega ended up creating the most... Read more

    OutRun – Episode 041

    OutRun – Episode 041

    It’s time to gas up the Ferraro Testabossa, select our favorite synthwave radio station, and feel the wind in our hair as we take a drive with Sega’s OutRun. Join us as we take a ride through Yu Suzuki’s career... Read more

    Death Race – Episode 040

    Death Race – Episode 040

    Warning: Listening discretion is advised. We hold a serious discussion about the first truly controversial arcade game – Death Race. What led Exidy to release this death simulator upon an unsuspecting public? How did something so outrageously graphic make its... Read more

    Arcade Obscura : Sportsball – Episode 039

    Arcade Obscura : Sportsball – Episode 039

    It’s time for another Arcade Obscura where each of the hosts pitch their choice of underrated or underappreciated sports-based arcade game. PastBlaster serves up a gorgeous attract mode, but may not deliver on the gameplay. Mr. SNK comes out of... Read more

    NFL Blitz – Episode 038

    NFL Blitz – Episode 038

    It all comes down to this! We hit the highlights from the best arcade football game – Midway’s NFL Blitz. The Jamming of sports continues as Midway hunts for their next hit and scores a touchdown with a new technology.... Read more

    NBA Jam – Episode 037

    NBA Jam – Episode 037

    It’s our 37th episode (in a row) and we’re crashing the net with our most requested sports game – NBA Jam. We break down all the boomshakala basics and dig deep to uncover some little known facts with the help... Read more

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Braijin the Gaijin ,

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I’m excited whenever this comes out every fortnight. I don’t know anything about how the actual arcade machines work, but the hosts make it all sound very interesting and fun. Every game is well researched and you’ll probably walk away with a few new tidbits of info on your head.

mbarnett000 ,

Great podcast

I’ve really enjoyed listening about arcade history. Getting to relive my youth! Keep up the great work.

MouthDork ,

An original!

This podcast is such a great spin on video game discussion. Just listen to their recent ep discussing The Outfoxies to hear what I mean. The conversation is fun, informative, joyful, and inviting. Stop reading this review and just click subscribe.

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